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Can We Fix a Disjointed Approach to School Security?
In the wake of the Uvalde shootings, this past June, Carnegie Mellon University’s Biometrics Center hosted an online forum of experts in school security, law and technology for a special “School Safety Emergency Summit.”
Police exodus ‘crisis’: Officers are ditching the job at a rate ‘never seen before’
Law enforcement officers are leaving their jobs "at a rate we’ve never seen before," with some departments seeing decreases by as many as hundreds of members compared to the same time last year, a handful of the nation’s top police officials said.
Why the New AVS-01 Alarm Standard Could Be a Gamechanger
AVS-01 is the first standard to look at many variables and disparate data and use that to ascertain new priorities that can be used by monitoring centers to vary their workflow and notification processes and methods.
Report: Apple explores expansion of smart home lineup
Apple could significantly expand its smart home product line within the next two years, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman reports the company has “at least four new smart home devices in its labs.”
The statewide medical marijuana law went into effect Feb. 2, 2022. The Mississippi State Department of Health is still processing patient applications and expects to have those approved later this fall. Sales are expected to begin by the end of 2022. Copyright 2022 WTOK
Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday approved a $500 million tax cut package and adjourned a special session without taking up teacher raises, abortion ban exceptions or other issues Democrats had hoped to add to the agenda.
Now deployed in over 500 schools in parishes throughout the state, with five more parishes recently being added to the coverage list, the Safe Schools Louisiana App is giving students a way to report concerns anonymously.
Police departments across the country are facing severe staffing shortages as they struggle to recruit and retain officers, and many departments have been forced to find new ways to fill the gaps. Why it matters: The shortages have coincided with a spike in crime across the nation.
In the upcoming Republican runoff election, Oklahoma's labor commissioner will attempt to fend off an intraparty challenge from a term-limited state lawmaker who has questioned her conservative credentials.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office wants to know who has security cameras and where they are as it continues to combat crime in the Houston region. The sheriff's office launched a free, voluntary program called SafeCam.